Sven Baertschi Update

Kent Wilson
February 04 2012 12:11PM



We didn't get to see much of Sven Baertschi at the WJC since he got injured very early on. He missed a few games for Portland thanks to lingering concussion symptoms after the tournament, but has since returned to duty. Things haven't gone quite as swimmingly for the 19-year old winger upon his return however.

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Postgame: Strong Outing

Nation World HQ
February 03 2012 10:21PM

While the Chicago Blackhawks ran things at times in the first period on Friday night, the Calgary Flames were able to limit the damage fairly effectively and finished the opening frame even at a goal a piece.  That allowed them to use a strong final 40 minutes, which helped them to a solid 3-1 win over the suddenly struggling Chicago Blackhawks.  It snapped a three game home losing streak for the Flames and got them back within three points of a playoff spot.

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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 52 vs Chicago Blackhawks

Kent Wilson
February 03 2012 09:44PM




Final Score: 3-1W

Final Summary


Head-to-head ice


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Game 52 - Flames vs Blackhawks Live Chat

Kent Wilson
February 03 2012 06:29PM

Not a lot has gone right for the Flames this year, but at least the schedule maker hasn't been overly cruel - I can't remember the last time Calgary had the benefit of this many opponents on the second night of a back-to-back.

They'll need the extra boost tonight. The Hawks may be prone to getting blown out by the Oilers, but they remain a very good team. The couple of times I've seen them this year the weak spot in their play has been the defensive end. Remember the Stempniak inside/out goal on Duncan Keith? Of course, they remain as scary as ever at the other end of the ice as well, which is why they still win more games than they lose.

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FGD: Taking Advantage

Nation World HQ
February 03 2012 11:52AM

Three nights ago, the Calgary Flames had every single team battling with them for a playoff spot lose in regulation, but were unable to pounce on their prime opportunity to close a gap in the Western Conference.  While sitting idle last night, the out of town scoreboard was basically as good as they could hope for, presenting another opportunity for the Flames.  Calgary welcomes Chicago tonight for the final meeting of the season between the two teams (7 pm, TSN and Sportsnet 960).

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